WAUKESHA, WIS.—Two student percussionists from the Carroll University Wind Symphony will be guest artists with Present Music on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee.
The Present Music performance will feature 99 guest percussionists; including Greg Gruber, a senior computer science and music double major from Princeton, Wis., and CeCi Scheuber, a sophomore music and business administration major from Menomonee Falls, Wis. Lawrence Dale Harper, professor of music, also will perform.
"Inuksuit" by John Luther Adams is designed to be played outdoors. The title refers to a type of stone marker that the Inuit and other native peoples use to orient themselves in Arctic spaces. The arrangement of rhythmic layers in the score mimics the shape of those lonely sentinels, which sometimes resemble the monolithic shapes of Stonehenge.
The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Sept. 7, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come early, starting at 2 p.m., to picnic and explore the gardens prior to the performance.
Tickets are available at www.presentmusic.org or 414.271.0711; $20 adults, $10 students age 12 and older, free for children ages 11 and younger, and $15 for Lynden members.